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Do You Really Need a Film Degree?

Do You Really Need a Film Degree? | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
If cost is an issue, students do not need to attend a film school at a university to ultimately work as a filmmaker on in the film industry.
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The Trouble With 'Offbeat' Essays Isn't the Style, but the Fit

The Trouble With 'Offbeat' Essays Isn't the Style, but the Fit | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Sush Krishnamoorthy, a student at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, in New Delhi, has eschewed writing about something "fancier" in her college essays for writing about her "ordinary" life.
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For the Stressed-Out College Applicants, a Silver Lining

For the Stressed-Out College Applicants, a Silver Lining | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Once Will Walker, a student at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, hit the "submit" button on his three early applications, a new person has emerged. Meet Will Walker 2.0: no longer rational, and afraid.
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For U.S. and Chinese students, admissions process differs ...

For U.S. and Chinese students, admissions process differs ... | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Wang applied to colleges in China, Hoppock looked in the United States. Just the contrast in the location of their colleges made a significant difference in the application process. Most U.S. admissions offices use a holistic ...

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College Applications Are Out and Most Decisions Are In

College Applications Are Out and Most Decisions Are In | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Chandler Buckingham, a student at Rogers High School in Rogers, Ark., has already heard decisions from three out of the four colleges to which she applied.
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Going to college and applying is not what everyone thinks it is based on movies and television shows. It requires a lot of hardwork and effort. Even after you put all the work in it still takes forever to even hear back!This really shows how the college application proocess is in fact a process.

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A 12th Grader's perspective on the admission process - Chandler Buckingham

A 12th Grader's perspective on the admission process - Chandler Buckingham | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Chandler Buckingham, a student at Rogers High School in Rogers, Ark., has already heard decisions from three out of the four colleges to which she applied.
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"Going with the flow is not sufficient," he said. "Being a fish heading downstream just won't do it."

"Going with the flow is not sufficient," he said. "Being a fish heading downstream just won't do it." | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

The head of admissions at the University of Washington for nearly 10 years, Philip Ballinger is widely respected nationally and locally for his experience and thoughtful approach.

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Is the ACT growing for international students? - Should International Students Take the ACT? - U.S. News & World Report

Is the ACT growing for international students? - Should International Students Take the ACT? - U.S. News & World Report | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Should International Students Take the ACT?
U.S. News & World Report
The ACT surveys knowledge learned, whereas the SAT focuses in part on critical thinking and reasoning.
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A New Tool to Explore Colleges | The College Solution

A New Tool to Explore Colleges | The College Solution | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Use the College Completion microsite within Chronicle of Higher Education to compare college graduate rates, student aid are more among colleges.

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10 Universities to Form Semester Online Consortium

10 Universities to Form Semester Online Consortium | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Semester Online, with 10 participating universities, will offer small, for-credit classes that will be open to outside students accepted to the program.
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How ACT overtook SAT as the top college entrance exam

How ACT overtook SAT as the top college entrance exam | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
This year the ACT bested its rival in popularity by a slim margin.

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A Fluffy Story: "Puppy Room" opens for stressed university students | National Post

A Fluffy Story: "Puppy Room" opens for stressed university students | National Post | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
A university in Halifax is offering students a novel way to cope with end-of-term exam stress: a puppy room run through Therapeutic Paws of Canada...
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When Colleges Look Up Applicants on Facebook: The Unspoken New Admissions Test

When Colleges Look Up Applicants on Facebook: The Unspoken New Admissions Test | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
High school seniors applying to college have always had to worry about GPAs, SATs and resumes and.
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Admitting Creative Students - Harvard Magazine (via Ali Bhanji)

Admitting Creative Students - Harvard Magazine (via Ali Bhanji) | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

"ANYONE who has seen application folders knows the talents of our potential undergraduates, as well as the difficulties overcome by many of them. And anyone who teaches our undergraduates, as I have done for over 30 years, knows the delight of encountering them..."

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On the Path to College, Some Detours Are Desirable - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education

On the Path to College, Some Detours Are Desirable - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

Not every high-school graduate is ready for college at 18. By promoting that choice, we leave those students at risk of dropping out, in debt, with little direction.

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Infographic: What Is College Readiness?

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The demands of colleges and careers have changed over the last several years. There's an increase need of technological skills that may include coding, cyber security, IT, and design.

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Common App : It's All About the 'Print Preview' or Why Your Application Looks Funny

Common App : It's All About the 'Print Preview' or Why Your Application Looks Funny | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
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Students rarely consider learning style during the college search.

Students rarely consider learning style during the college search. | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Answers to three simple questions will help you understand yourself, and represent the first step in selecting the right college application set.
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"The Most Dangerous Campuses" -- *Interesting note: half are schools in The South.

"The Most Dangerous Campuses" --  *Interesting note: half are schools in The South. | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

Business Insider ranked the 25 most dangerous campuses in the United States based on crime statistics over the last three years.

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Insightful perspective from a current Grade 12 student...

Insightful perspective from a current Grade 12 student... | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

I feel like I'm sliding down a torrential water slide. Senior year is here.

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For all of those UK-bound students: How to write a personal statement that catapults you on to your chosen course

For all of those UK-bound students: How to write a personal statement that catapults you on to your chosen course | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Universities are flooded with Ucas statements every year. How can you make sure that yours makes an impact?
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Steve Cohen on the Three Biggest College Admissions Lies

Steve Cohen on the Three Biggest College Admissions Lies | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Do SAT scores matter anymore? Will asking for financial aid hurt your chances? And does everyone get a fair shot? As application season kicks into high gear, Steve Cohen offers three hard truths about getting in this year.

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Need Aware vs. Need Blind Colleges

Need Aware vs. Need Blind Colleges | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Families need to understand the differences in college admission practices between need aware and need blind policies.
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A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates: Our College Crisis:

A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates: Our College Crisis: | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
How the world's richest college dropout sees the problems facing higher ed today.
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4 Ways College Admissions Committees Stack the Deck in Favor of Already Privileged Applicants

4 Ways College Admissions Committees Stack the Deck in Favor of Already Privileged Applicants | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
It's time to stop stigmatizing affirmative action as an "unfair advantage" for historically unrepresented groups.
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